Saturday, March 26, 2011

Johns Hopkins University

Summary

Johns Hopkins University is a private institution that was founded in 1876. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,932, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 140 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Johns Hopkins University's ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 13. Its tuition and fees are $40,680 (2010-11).

Johns Hopkins University has four main campuses in and around Baltimore. The Homewood Campus, located next to the eclectic neighborhood of Charles Village, is the primary campus for undergraduates, and three other campuses house various graduate schools. Hopkins also has three additional campuses for its School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.; Bologna, Italy; and Nanjing, China. The Hopkins Blue Jays compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference, but they are perhaps best known for their consistently dominant men’s lacrosse team, which competes in NCAA Division I competitions. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live in on-campus residences. There is a sizeable Greek community with a membership of more than 1,000 students.
Johns Hopkins University is divided into nine schools, five of which serve undergraduate and graduate students. Hopkins’ graduate programs include the top ranked Bloomberg School of Public Health and the highly ranked School of Education, Whiting School of Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, SAIS, and the well-regarded Peabody Institute for music and dance. Johns Hopkins Hospital is the top-ranked overall hospital in the nation, with the majority of its specialties ranked in the top five. Former U.S. president Woodrow Wilson, former president of the NAACP Kweisi Mfume, and businessman and Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg all received degrees from Hopkins.
School mission (as provided by the school):
Johns Hopkins students are passionate about intellectual exploration; they are eager for life in a community of similarly passionate, equally ambitious...

Applying

When applying to Johns Hopkins University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due December 1. The application fee at Johns Hopkins University is $70. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 26.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2009 acceptance rate 27%
Application deadline January 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by December 1
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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Johns Hopkins University is 10:1, and the school has 66.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Johns Hopkins University include: Biology/biological sciences; Biomedical/medical engineering; Liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies; Public health (M.P.H., D.P.H.); and Public policy analysis. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97.0 percent.
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 83% - High
Five most popular majors for 2009 graduates
Biology/biological sciences 14%
Biomedical/medical engineering 17%
Liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies 6%
Public health (M.P.H., D.P.H.) 22%
Public policy analysis 8%
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Student Life

Johns Hopkins University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,932, with a gender distribution of 50.3 percent male students and 49.7 percent female students. 56.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44.0 percent of students live off campus. Johns Hopkins University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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Total enrollment 20,483
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III
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Campus Info & Services

Johns Hopkins University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Johns Hopkins University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). 5 percent of students have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Johns Hopkins University.
Students who have cars on campus 5% - Low
Health insurance offered Yes
Students required to own/lease a computer No
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Paying for School

At Johns Hopkins University, 46.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $28,380.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
Tuition and fees $40,680 (2010-11)
Room and board $12,510 (2010-11) - High
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics
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Student Reviews Ratings data provided by Unigo
Hopkins is a perfect size for anyone who likes seeing familiar faces, but doesn't necessarily want to meet everyone in their class during orientation. It's small enough where your adviser will know who you are, but big enough that you're always meeting new people. It's also pretty convenient to get around without needing a car because there are shuttles running all over the city, as well as the MARC train to DC and other places in Baltimore.
Sven Freshman
You get respect for having attended Hopkins. I chose it because it was a relatively small self-contained liberal arts school with the major city amenities and internship opportunities of Washington DC nearby. The environment promoted an informal and friendly atmosphere among professors and classmates. My most memorable experiences were with the friends I made in my freshman dorm. I remember there were always parties, social events and opportunities do those silly and crazy things that you only really do in college.
Desiree Alum
The best thing at JHU is that the misfits have a strong community. Those who enjoy docenting at museums, book clubs and vegan food feel persecuted by the polo-wearing majority and by the lack of school funding or support for artistic endeavors. They bond together over that. I would make tuition lower!!! I would also ask for themed housing, like they have at Loyola down the street: German language house, athlete housing, etc. I like the size of the school. I like a small pond. But other people say that it's too small; everyone you hook up with has hooked up with one of your friends...ew. "Are...
Jessica Senior
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